New Years Black Eyed Peas: New Years Tradition

And a Southern Tradition too! In the south, black eyed peas areĀ a must for New Years Day. With New Years day tomorrow, you have to fix Black Eyed Peas for good luck for the New Year.

So enjoy this recipe for New Years Black Eyed Peas and may it bring you lots of good luck!Ingredients:

1/2 lb. beef bacon
2 pkgs. fresh black eyed peas
1 bay leaf
1 whole yellow onion, med.
1 stalk celery, cut in 1/2
1/2 tsp. crushed red peppers
1/4 c. green onions, chopped
1/2 c. celery, chopped
1 tsp. ground cumin

Directions:

Fry bacon until crisp, crumble into small pieces; set aside.

Place peas in saucepan, cover with water. Add bay leaf, yellow onion and celery. Bring to a boil, simmer 45 minutes. (Discard celery, bay leaf and onion.) Save stock.

Return peas and stock to saucepan. Bring to a boil, add red peppers, green onions, cumin, celery and bacon. Simmer until peas are tender. Serve over rice and honey wheat cornbread.

Enjoy your New Years Black Eyed Peas and may they bring you much luck in 2013!

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